Review Security Flood Light

I recently wanted to get a security light for my home. I checked Amazon and found LTE 20W LED Motion Sensor Floodlight Outdoor Plug in Security Flood Lights 1600 Lumens Waterproof IP65 Cool White 6000K.  I like the super bright light so it keeps people out of the yard where they don’t belong. It gives light in almost my whole backyard. I have mine set to go off only at night and when people walk by. It’s a great light and I feel more safe in my home having this light in my yard.

Full Disclosure. The first light I ordered didn’t seem to work right for me. I was having trouble adjusting it. I contacted the company and they corrected the problem with suggestions and ultimately a exchange for a new light. It’s nice to know the company stick by its product. I loved working with the company and would buy this again.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

 

 If you still have zucchini and you’re looking for new recipes, I have the perfect recipe for you Zucchini Cookies.  These cookies are more of a cake like cookie.  If you are more of a crisp cookie fan these may not be your favorite cookie, but I think they’re worth a try.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of all-spice, optional

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1 cup grated zucchini

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a sil pat or parchment paper, If using the parchment paper spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Cream the butter and sugars until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla combine.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and mix until combined, add spices & zucchini mix until combined, do not over mix.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop or 2 spoons,  scoop dough onto the prepared sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. The cookies should look almost a bit glossy n top, but the edges will show the golden brown color.  Immediately remove the cookies from the sheet to cooling racks to cool.

I didn’t like what I saw. Why my new lights got me cleaning.

I recently made a purchase from Amazon.  I bought led strips for my basement. I wanted better lighting in the basement and this was a great option. Just remove the lightbulb add an adapter and plug it in. I was very pleased with how bright it made my basement. But then I noticed I could finally see EVERYTHING in my basement. There was a lot to see and I knew half of it need to go. I started in one corner I made a few piles. First a garbage pile then a donate pile. Finally my keep pile. It wasn’t so much a pile as much as I finally put it where it belongs in a designated space. After cleaning the basement I took out about three broken hampers full of recycling. I also managed to throw away about two garbage bags of actual junk that could not be fixed or was not able to be upcycled. Then I had about six big garbage bags of donations. And a box for my local Restore. Restore took old flood lights that were still working but I no longer had a use for. I also donated building supplies from when I remodeled my home and old light fixtures. I was glad to clean my basement and happy to know that my items were going to good use. I am excited to tell you I found some treasures. I had a silverwear set that was passed down from my grandmother that I didn’t know I had. It’s now being used in my kitchen. I have a designated spot for overflow of baking pans and vases now. It’s nice to see what you have so you don’t go out and buy more. I needed cement screws to make repairs and I knew exactly where to find them. If I lost them on the mess it would have cost me six dollars to buy new ones. I feel a clean and organized home can save you your sanity and money. No one wants to run around searching for things. I highly recommend if you have an area in your home that needs some organization just do it. It feels great to have it accomplished. Check your local sanitation department so you know when you can throw away all your trash and recycle and get the number to your local donation thrift center. Once you make the decision to donate put the items straight in your car and get rid of it that day. Good luck on your cleaning adventure and I hope you uncover some of your hidden treasures.

Puerto Rican Beans

I love to have a dinner that is meat free.  I love making these Puerto Rican beans and rice.  Its a very filling dish with tons of flavor.  Enjoy!!!

PUERTO RICAN BEANS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 (15.5 OZ.) can pink beans
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 package sazon, (can be found in an orange box in Hispanic isle)
  • 1 tablespoons sofrito, (can be found in a jar in Hispanic isle)
  • 7 green olives, (can be found in Hispanic isle, I use Goya salad olives, pitted Manzanilla,  olives and pimientos)
  • 2 cubed medium potatoes
  • 1 can water, (use the tomato sauce can)
  • Cooked rice, to serve beans over

DIRECTIONS:

  • Put oil in a deep saucepan, on low/medium  add sofrito. Cook 1 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce, sazon, olives, cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add drained beans, potatoes and water.
  • Cook to a boil, then turn heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Serve over rice

Jell-O shots

I hope you enjoy this recipe, just remember drink responsibly & DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

Have a FUN and SAFE Summer!!!!

JELL-O SHOTS

3oz package of your favorite flavor jell-o

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup chilled Bacardi Rum***

1/2 cup cold water

shot cups, you can find these at party city or even the dollar tree

Add boiling water to gelatin, mix.  Stir for 2 minutes, or until dissolved.

Stir in cold water and vodka.

Separate into shot cups, refrigerate 4 hours or until set.

***Most recipes I come across have 1 cup of Rum, I prefer to use 1/2 cup so the alcohol is not too overpowering.  If you prefer you may use 1 cup rum instead of 1/2 rum 1/2 cold water.

Enjoy!!!

New Release TEXAN HEARTS

 

Author: Lindsay Detwiler
Title: Texan Hearts
Series: Lines in the Sand, bk 3
Release Date: August 11, 2018
  1. Cover Designer: Claire Smith

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    Join hot cowboy Levi and quirky author Jodie in a fun short story of heat, cringe-worthy families, and dramas of the heart.
    “You’re out of control,” I say as he leads me back to some cryptic place behind the rodeo. “And you love it,” he murmurs, turning to kiss me, his hands wandering, making me thankful in all sorts of ways for a very Texan and very scandalous Thanksgiving rodeo.
    When Levi Creed, the sexy cowboy, takes Jodie Ellison home for a true Texan Thanksgiving, she has no idea what kind of rowdy holiday she’s in for. As Levi and Jodie’s families unite for one crazy dinner, Jodie uncovers Levi’s roots. Will the scorching Texas heat unite their already smoldering hearts, or will elements of Levi’s past prove to be too much for the new couple?


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    A high school English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay’s the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.
    She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.
    Lindsay’s goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she’s done her job.
    Lindsay’s hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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Blog Tour :Besotted + Giveaway

Besotted
Beguiling Bachelors Series Book 5
By Madison Michael

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About Besotted:

Time is Running Out…For Both of Them

Regan Howe, won her coveted CEO position through hard work and a willingness to buck family tradition. Now, Brandon Hockney, a handsome US Senator with his eye on the White House, wants her to give it up, along with her home, friends and family for a move to DC and marriage to him.

Regan wants marriage and family but this choice will require she leave everything she loves, including the alluring Tyler Winthrop. Regan has waited twenty years for Tyler to commit. He once promised her forever, then destroyed her trust and her hopes for a future together. Still, she cannot break the ties between them. Regan is besotted.

Tyler’s moment to win Regan is slipping through his fingers. He has remained on the outskirts of Regan’s life, reluctant to reveal his true past and expose her to danger. Despite their obvious attraction, Tyler has remained her friend and protector, keeping Regan at arm’s length for her own safety, When Regan determines to test the waters with Brandon, Tyler is tapped as acting CEO, throwing the pair together for one last chance at love.

Can Tyler shake off the thugs threatening to expose his past mistakes? Can he earn Regan’s trust and woo her away from Washington? Battling overwhelming odds and a racing clock, will Tyler be forced to release his one true love to find happiness with another man? How can he when he’s besotted?

Join Tyler and Regan as they seek their happily ever after in the conclusion of the steamy, contemporary Beguiling Bachelor romance series.

Besotted is a contemporary erotic romantic suspense story.

Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2AiK2MQ

 

Excerpt from Besotted:

Regan was just too damn alluring in that dress for him to accept that he couldn’t have her if he wanted her.
He was an idiot. He should have told her years ago. He should have told everyone. Despite the tongue- lashing he was silently giving himself, Tyler was certainly no fool. “The professor” to his friends, he was generally serious and professional. He had the smarts necessary to obtain both an MBA and a law degree, and he was now CEO of LHRE and on hiatus from one of the fastest growing tech companies in the country. He kept his cool in general, but again and again he behaved like an idiot around Regan.
Since that damn frog almost thirty years ago, he had loved no one but Regan. Sometimes they made it work together, like in high school, but most times not. His feelings were unchanged, but something always stopped him from declaring his love and asking her to do the same. This time it was something insurmountable.
And yet Tyler couldn’t stay away. He was the proverbial moth to the flame, flirting with disaster every time he flirted with her. He had promised to stay away, to keep her safe,but the attraction was undeniable. Yep, prize idiot.
Returning to the ballroom after the latest threats, Tyler briefly considered sharing the conversation, coming clean with Regan and perhaps moving their relationship forward. He was at a fork in the road but remained silent, Tyler knew he was on the wrong path but couldn’t summon the will to fix it. Not only were his problems unsolveable, but she was involved with Brandon. Tyler felt hopeless.
He was preoccupied just as Regan accused, but Tyler tried to give Regan the attention she deserved. He failed miserably until Regan suggested they just leave. That got his attention. Who knew when he would hold her in his arms again.
“Come dance with me again. It would be a crime to waste that dress.”
Encircling Regan in his arms, his body responded to her nearness, even as his mind worried over the earlier texts. He was unaware of his hand stroking her back, fingers lightly skimming over her bare skin. He wasn’t thinking clearly when he pulled her close or when he dropped kisses on her hair. He wasn’t paying attention, just acting on instinct, Regan was responding, her breath growing uneven, her hands clinging to his shoulders.

Other Books in the Beguiling Bachelors Series:
 

Bedazzled (Book 1)
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Bedazzled is now on Kindle Unlimited 
 
Beholden (Book 2)
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Bedeviled (Book 3)
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Bedeviled is now on Kindle Unlimited 
 
BeWildered (Prequel)
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Bewildered is now on Kindle Unlimited 
 
 
About Madison:

Madison Michael traded 28 years in Fortune 500 tech and management positions for a chance to spend her days with sassy heroines, sexy, rich heroes and nothing but happy endings. Growing up the daughter of a librarian, she learned to love books, especially classics and romances, and spent winters cuddled under blankets losing herself in books.

Madison is the author of three novels in the Beguiling Bachelor series, as well as several short stories. She is a member of Romance Writers of America.

After living in the northeast, southeast and the west, Maddy returned to her Midwest roots. She lives in Evanston, IL with two feline editorial assistants and great views of Chicago’s famous skyline.

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